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  • WELL? Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said she’d file to impeach Joe Biden on Jan. 21

    01/21/2021 9:04:41 AM PST · by MikeyB806 · 36 replies
    Syracuse.com ^ | 1/14.2021 | Mikeyb806
    https://www.syracuse.com/us-news/2021/01/rep-marjorie-taylor-greene-says-shell-file-to-impeach-joe-biden-on-jan-21.html
  • Cuomo proposal would raise top tax rate for New York City to 14.7%, highest combined rate in nation

    01/20/2021 4:31:14 PM PST · by lowbridge · 53 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | January 19, 2021 | Greg Iacurci
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed raising taxes on the wealthy to a combined level of 14.7%, which would be the highest state-and-local tax rate in the nation. The tax increase would raise $1.5 billion for the state, Cuomo said Tuesday in an address unveiling his 2022 budget proposal. The move would be part of a three-pronged approach — raising revenue, cutting expenses and borrowing — to cover the state's historic budget shortfall due to Covid-19, Cuomo said. "New York cannot manage a $15 billion deficit," according to Cuomo, who said the state's largest prior deficit was $10 billion. "It's...
  • I used to love New York City, but feckless leaders have forced me to leave(Requiem for a City)

    01/20/2021 7:46:59 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | 01/16/2021 | Jason Curtis Anderson
    ---SNIP--- Unfortunately, the worst parts of 2020 now all seem to be the new normal: homeless people wandering the streets, businesses closed, rampant crime, protests, riots, random acts of violence, dangerous subways. The day I moved out of my Chelsea apartment, I was packing the last of my belongings when a homeless man cut someone’s throat in a parking garage less than one block away. It offends me when people tell me to toughen up and that NYC has always had crime. This is not normal, and we should not be downplaying the drastic changes in public safety we are...
  • Philip Rivers retiring from NFL after 17 seasons, including last one with Colts

    01/20/2021 6:27:38 AM PST · by jerod · 48 replies
    CBS SPORTS ^ | 2021-01-20 | Patrik Walke
    The future Hall of Fame? quarterback is calling it a careerWhile the world awaits what's expected to be a retirement decision from Drew Brees, another NFL legend has opted to make his decision quickly. Philip Rivers, 39, recently noted he'd consider retirement but was also open to returning to the Indianapolis Colts for a second year, if they'd have him. Just over one week after being eliminated from the playoffs at the hands of the Buffalo Bills in an AFC wild-card game, Rivers is instead going to hang up his cleats -- he told The San Diego Union-Tribune -- ending...
  • Irving Berlin’s kin, ex-NYC teacher among those busted in MLK Day protest

    01/20/2021 3:20:36 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 19, 2021 | By Tina Moore and Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
    Irving Berlin’s great-grandson, an ex-New York City teacher, and a man suing the NYPD in federal court were among the more than two dozen protesters busted during a Martin Luther King march Monday. Henri Emmet, 22, a descendant of the famed American composer, was among the 21 demonstrators issued summonses for disorderly conduct after clashes with police outside City Hall. Also cited was 35-year-old Carl Stovner, an education teacher in the Big Apple school system until November 2018, according to his LinkedIn page. Another protester arrested, Jarrett Payne, 34, was a plaintiff in a federal lawsuit filed against the NYPD...
  • Cuomo trashes a Trump pardon of crooked ex-Assembly boss Sheldon Silver

    01/19/2021 7:16:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 19, 2021 | Bernadette Hogan and Bruce Golding
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday attacked President Trump over a potential pardon of Sheldon Silver, the corrupt former speaker of the New York Assembly — and suggested it could be “a favor for someone in the Jewish community.” During a radio interview in Albany, Cuomo called the notion of freeing Silver from prison — where the Manhattan Democrat is serving 6 1/2 years for a $4 million bribery and kickbacks scheme — “just confounding” and the culmination of “four years of bizarre.” “It’s almost as if he’s trying to purposefully create anarchy and desecrate the entire system on the way...
  • US soldier arrested in plot to blow up NYC 9/11 Memorial

    01/19/2021 1:08:29 PM PST · by Jaded · 42 replies
    Click2Houston ^ | 1/19/21 | A/P
    NEW YORK – A U.S. Army soldier was arrested Tuesday in Georgia on terrorism charges after he spoke online about plots to blow up New York City’s 9/11 Memorial and other landmarks and attack U.S. soldiers in the Middle East, authorities said Tuesday.
  • Trump should not pardon ex-politician and criminal Sheldon Silver

    01/19/2021 10:34:28 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 19, 2021
    Rumor has it that President Trump is considering pardoning Sheldon Silver, former speaker of the Assembly and criminal. We hope it is just that: rumors. Silver had a nice racket going as one of Albany’s most powerful. He would arrange for state money to be paid to a cancer researcher at Columbia University. That researcher would refer cancer-stricken subjects to a law firm associated with Silver; they would pay the speaker a fee. Essentially, he was laundering taxpayer money for his own pockets, to the tune of $3.9 million in fees. Silver remained unrepentant during his trial. He has used...
  • County (Monroe, Rochester NY) Legislature Faces Sexual Harassment Charge

    01/19/2021 10:05:13 AM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 11 replies
    Monroe County Legislator Ernest Flagler-Mitchell is facing sexual harassment allegations after saying he accidentally sexted a picture intended for his wife to a 19-year-old woman working in his office. That woman complained to the County Ethics Committee, calling for an investigation and for Flager-Mitchell to resign.
  • 28 arrests, 11 officers hurt in MLK Day protest in Brooklyn, Manhattan(Non-Riot)

    01/19/2021 10:03:57 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 13 replies
    WABC ^ | 01/19/2020
    A Black Lives Matter protest in Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan ended with protesters clashing with police, resulting in more than two dozen arrests and eleven officers injured. The protesters started at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and crossed the Brooklyn Bridge to City Hall Park, where they were met by a large number of officers. Video from Citizen App showed the chaotic scene outside City Hall. Demonstrators blocked traffic, threw bottles and vandalized property, and police started making arrests. 28 people were arrested, mostly charged with disorderly conduct, obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest and blocking the roadway. 11 police officers...
  • ESPN’s Dominique Foxworth, Other Doubters Silenced in Buffalo Bills Historic Divisional Win

    01/19/2021 6:30:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2021 | Gabe Kaminsky
    Bills fans “are people with American flags and dogs,” said ESPN commentator Dominique Foxworth back in December of 2020. Now they’re people whose team is in the AFC championship as well. For the first time since 1993, the year in which they got blown out by Troy Aikman and the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl XXVIII, the Buffalo Bills are headed back to the AFC Championship. It is not merely a miracle or lucky season. The team deserves it. Through the engine of 24-year-old quarterback Josh Allen and veteran wideout Stefon Diggs, the team has risen to the challenge offensively....
  • Dozens arrested in NYC as cops, protesters clash outside City Hall Park

    01/19/2021 5:14:54 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 19, 2021 | By Larry Celona and Kenneth Garger
    Police and Black Lives Matter protesters clashed outside City Hall Park on Monday night, resulting in dozens of arrests and several injured officers, authorities said. The confrontation began at about 8:30 p.m. after hundreds of protesters that originally met outside the Barclays Center marched across the Brooklyn Bridge in a demonstration honoring Martin Luther King Jr., according to social media posts. Once they made their way into Manhattan, they were met with a heavy police presence and chaos ensued, online footage shows. Ten police officers were injured in the melee, sources said, and a captain was struck in the helmet...
  • VP Pence says best days for U.S. are yet to come

    01/18/2021 3:57:28 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 172 replies
    Rumble ^ | 01/18/2021 | Staff
    Vice President Mike Pence made his final public speech in his official capacity to troops at the Fort Drum Army Base in New York. One America's Jacob Miller has more...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM, EST,January 1i-22,2021,WOR AM

    01/18/2021 11:54:46 AM PST · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | January 18, 2020 | Sean Hannity
    Good Afternoon And WELCOME To The Sean Hannity Show!
  • Murphy Administration Celebrates Final Step Toward Construction of New Portal North Bridge

    01/18/2021 5:08:37 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    Insider NJ ^ | January 14, 2021 | Insider NJ
    TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy, alongside Department of Transportation Commissioner and NJ TRANSIT Board Chair Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin Corbett, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill, Congressman Tom Malinowski, and Amtrak Board Chair Tony Coscia, today celebrated the finalization of the Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to construct a new Portal North Bridge. NJ TRANSIT CEO and President Kevin Corbett executed the agreement with the FTA today, which will provide $766.5 million dollars in federal funding for the Portal North Bridge. The new Portal North Bridge, a $1.8 billion...
  • Pence to visit Fort Drum Sunday afternoon

    01/17/2021 2:00:13 PM PST · by ghost.of.patton · 8 replies
    Albany Times Union ^ | 1/17/2021 | Lauren Stanforth
    Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence are scheduled to appear at Fort Drum outside of Watertown at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, where the vice president will deliver remarks to soldiers, according to the White House's release of Pence's schedule.... *snip* Soliders from the modern 10th Mountain Division, which was reactivated at Fort Drum in 1985, are designed for rapid mobility to respond to crises both in the U.S. and worldwide. Troops have deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, as well as to U.S. disasters like Superstorm Sandy....
  • Left-Wing Terrorists Bombed The Senate In 1983. Bill Clinton Let Them Out Of Prison Early — At Jerry Nadler’s Request

    01/17/2021 10:25:53 AM PST · by george76 · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | JANUARY 11, 2021 | Tristan Justice
    By On his final day in office, Jan. 20, 2001, President Bill Clinton commuted the sentences of a pair of radical leftists serving time for bombing the U.S. Capitol building, where a 1983 blast shattered the second floor of the Senate wing. Linda Evans and Susan Rosenberg each served 16 years of lengthy sentences, with Rosenberg escaping 42 years of a 58-year sentence and Evans cutting short a 40-year sentence by 24 years. The FBI landed formal indictments on Evans and Rosenberg in the 1988 “Resistance Conspiracy” case for their involvement in the bombing of the Capitol along with five...
  • NRA files for bankruptcy, says it will reincorporate in Texas

    01/15/2021 1:30:18 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 120 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1-15-21 | Staff
    This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.
  • The NYC exodus that de Blasio refuses to see

    01/16/2021 6:11:45 PM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 15, 2021 | Post Editorial Board
    Mayor de Blasio released his new, bigger-than-ever city budget this week pretending that federal aid would make up for City Hall’s losses thanks to the pandemic. And, worse than that delusion, he still hasn’t faced up to how his policies had New York shrinking long before the pandemic even began. That’s right: The mass exodus from the city dates to at least 2018; the flight since then is just adding to New York’s woes. The Health Department’s 2018 Vital Statistics report on health outcomes showed that the Big Apple’s population dropped by 223,950 residents, or 2.6 percent, between 2017 and...
  • New York prosecutors conduct HOURS-long interview with Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen about the president's Deutsche Bank accounts

    01/16/2021 1:35:46 PM PST · by knighthawk · 34 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 16 2021 | DAILYMAIL.COM REPORTER and AP
    New York prosecutors conducted an hours-long interview of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, about his old employer's finances. The interview with the 54-year-old, took place on Thursday, sources told Associated Press (AP). It focused in part on Trump’s relationship with Deutsche Bank, his biggest and longest standing creditor. The interview, at least the second of Cohen by the Manhattan district attorney’s office, comes amid a long-running grand jury investigation into Trump’s business dealings.